document type

documents for cooperation

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES position on the Europe 2020 mid-term review

Involving cities better in the design, implementation and evaluation of the Europe 2020 strategy will improve its capacity to deliver change on the ground. Our cities are key to achieving the main Europe 2020 targets on employment, R&D, climate change, education and fighting poverty and social exclusion, since 85% of GDP is generated in cities, about three quarters of the EU population lives in cities, and about three quarters of CO2 is emitted in cities.

publication

publication date : 17-10-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

SEISMIC guide: EU support for cities & social innovation

This project explores how cities and city based stakeholders produce innovative solutions to common social challenges in ten countries. This publication is the first scoping paper of the project.

publication

publication date : 16-10-2014
brochure/report

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES response to the European Commission’s public consultation on an EU urban agenda

EUROCITIES response to the European Commission's consultation on an EU urban agenda, which closed on 26 September: 'The urban dimension of EU policies - key features of an EU urban agenda'

publication

publication date : 30-09-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

publication

publication date : 17-07-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES policy paper on an EU urban agenda

Engaging cities for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe.

publication

publication date : 24-06-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES policy paper on an EU urban agenda

Engaging cities for a smart, sustainable and inclusive Europe.

publication

publication date : 24-06-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation
  •  economy

EUROCITIES statement on VAT refund for public services

Response to the European Commission consultation on the review of existing VAT legislation on public bodies and tax exemptions in the public interest

publication

publication date : 14-05-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES statement on the EU urban agenda

This initial statement was drafted in January 2014 to feed in the discussion starting at EU level on the possibility to build an urban agenda. It will be further developed throughout the year.

publication

publication date : 05-02-2014
policy publication

  •  cooperation

publication

publication date : 20-08-2013
policy publication

  •  cooperation

EUROCITIES statement on smart regulation

The Smart Regulation Communication followed a long tradition of the European Commission, which started with the 2001 White Paper on Governance and the 2002 communication on Better Lawmaking. It aimed at improving the whole ‘policy circle’ of EU legislation: to open consultations before drafting a legislative proposal, to work on simplification of existing legislation and administrative burden reduction, and to put an emphasis on doing regular impact assessments.

publication

publication date : 26-09-2012
policy publication